Construction

Saanich public works crews are undertaking water main replacement and road reconstruction between now and July 15 on Prospect Lake Road, with temporary closures in effect. (Courtesy District of Saanich)

Prospect Lake Road closures in effect in Saanich through July 15

Daytime detours in place for all but local traffic between West Saanich, Lohr roads

Saanich public works crews are undertaking water main replacement and road reconstruction between now and July 15 on Prospect Lake Road, with temporary closures in effect. (Courtesy District of Saanich)
Motorists will have to follow this detour Thursday and Friday as a section of Millstream Road will be closed overnight for construction work. (Courtesy City of Langford)

Millstream Road to close overnight Thursday, Friday in Langford

Detours in place for two nights of road closures

Motorists will have to follow this detour Thursday and Friday as a section of Millstream Road will be closed overnight for construction work. (Courtesy City of Langford)
Motorists in Langford should expect traffic delays in the coming days as underground hydro work reduces the area of Bear Mountain Parkway and Millstream Road to single-lane alternating traffic from June 16 to 21. (Courtesy of City of Langford)

Traffic delays starting Thursday in Langford

Intersection of Bear Mountain Parkway, Millstream Road reduced to single lane alternating traffic

Motorists in Langford should expect traffic delays in the coming days as underground hydro work reduces the area of Bear Mountain Parkway and Millstream Road to single-lane alternating traffic from June 16 to 21. (Courtesy of City of Langford)
A busy stretch of Shelbourne Street near McKenzie Avenue was part of the first phase of the street’s improvement project, which is awaiting line painting for completion. The timeline for the ambitious next phase further south on Shelbourne has yet to be announced by Saanich. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

Shelbourne Street improvements moving along in Saanich

Phase 1 nearly completed; significant changes in next phase include protected bike lanes

A busy stretch of Shelbourne Street near McKenzie Avenue was part of the first phase of the street’s improvement project, which is awaiting line painting for completion. The timeline for the ambitious next phase further south on Shelbourne has yet to be announced by Saanich. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
Work has started on upgrading the University of Victoria transit exchange, including upgrades to shelters and bike lockups. (Courtesy BC Transit)

UVic transit exchange to get $4.5M upgrade over the summer

Work begins to refurbish bus bays, shelters; improve signage, pedestrian movements

Work has started on upgrading the University of Victoria transit exchange, including upgrades to shelters and bike lockups. (Courtesy BC Transit)
An excavator operator was hospitalized with serious injuries Wednesday morning after an excavator rolled down a 50-foot cliff at a construction site in Langford. (Courtesy of Peter Milburn)

Excavator operator hospitalized after Langford roll-over incident

The heavy equipment rolled down a 50-foot cliff Wednesday morning

An excavator operator was hospitalized with serious injuries Wednesday morning after an excavator rolled down a 50-foot cliff at a construction site in Langford. (Courtesy of Peter Milburn)
Saanich council has voted to have a Section 57 notice placed on title for two homes for which unpermitted construction has taken place. (Photo by Anne Nygard/Unsplash)

Saanich homes to have notice placed on title for unpermitted work

Council approves Section 57 notice for Judge Place, Old West Saanich Road homes

Saanich council has voted to have a Section 57 notice placed on title for two homes for which unpermitted construction has taken place. (Photo by Anne Nygard/Unsplash)
An excavator operator works their way through the demolition of the former Gorge Pointe Pub and Liquor Store in Esquimalt. (Photo by Mindy Demers)

PHOTOS: Esquimalt pub demolished to make way for new development

Nearby resident Mindy Demers documents teardown of the former Gorge Pointe Pub

An excavator operator works their way through the demolition of the former Gorge Pointe Pub and Liquor Store in Esquimalt. (Photo by Mindy Demers)
’Judge’ Gordy Dodd throws the book at HeroWork Victoria project manager Trevor Botkin. The latter will be behind bars for the weekend at Uptown in Saanich as part of the charity renovation organization’s Jail, Bail and Bribe fundraiser. (Courtesy HeroWork Victoria)

HeroWork builder behind bars for weekend fundraiser at Uptown in Saanich

Jail, Bail or Bribe, May 6 to 8 offers fun fundraiser for charitable reno company

’Judge’ Gordy Dodd throws the book at HeroWork Victoria project manager Trevor Botkin. The latter will be behind bars for the weekend at Uptown in Saanich as part of the charity renovation organization’s Jail, Bail and Bribe fundraiser. (Courtesy HeroWork Victoria)
Danielle Pritchett was supported by friends and family as she spoke in Kelowna’s Ben Lee Park on April 28, 2022 about her son Cailen Vilness, a victim of the July 2021 Kelowna crane collapse (Brittany Webster)

Mom of man killed in Kelowna crane collapse speaks out on workplace Day of Mourning

161 work related deaths were reported in B.C. in 2021

  • Apr 28, 2022
Danielle Pritchett was supported by friends and family as she spoke in Kelowna’s Ben Lee Park on April 28, 2022 about her son Cailen Vilness, a victim of the July 2021 Kelowna crane collapse (Brittany Webster)
Butler Concrete and Aggregate and Empire Hydrogen Energy Systems have announced a partnership aimed at using Empire’s technology to make concrete trucks more efficient and less polluting. (Photo courtesy of Business Wire)

Greater Victoria companies team up to make concrete more environmentally friendly

Hydrogen fuel additive system to reduce fuel consumption and emissions in trucks

Butler Concrete and Aggregate and Empire Hydrogen Energy Systems have announced a partnership aimed at using Empire’s technology to make concrete trucks more efficient and less polluting. (Photo courtesy of Business Wire)
B.C. announced a new Mass Timber Action Plan April 7, with an initial invesment of $1.2 million into four structures. (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C. investing in future of mass timber with 4 new structures, long-term action plan

Province looks to be leading producer in carbon-capturing material

B.C. announced a new Mass Timber Action Plan April 7, with an initial invesment of $1.2 million into four structures. (Black Press Media file photo)
Central Saanich Police Service hopes members of the public can help identify who dumped this distinct blue stucco on private property in the 6900-block of Highway 17. (Central Saanich Police Service/Facebook)

Illegal dumping on Central Saanich property being investigated as criminal mischief

Construction material discovered April 4 in the 6500-block of Highway 17

Central Saanich Police Service hopes members of the public can help identify who dumped this distinct blue stucco on private property in the 6900-block of Highway 17. (Central Saanich Police Service/Facebook)
Work is being done on the northbound lane between Finlayson Arm Road and Tunnel Hill from 10 p.m. on Wednesday, April 6, to 6 a.m. on Thursday, April 7. The paving is part of temporary fixes to repair damages from November flooding. (Black Press Media file photo)

Malahat down to single-lane alternating traffic Wednesday night

Prep work, overnight paving will cause delays for drivers

Work is being done on the northbound lane between Finlayson Arm Road and Tunnel Hill from 10 p.m. on Wednesday, April 6, to 6 a.m. on Thursday, April 7. The paving is part of temporary fixes to repair damages from November flooding. (Black Press Media file photo)
Before starting on that DIY project, you have a few serious steps to consider, especially if you’re planning on hauling your clean renovation waste to Hartland Landfill yourself!

Spring DIY project in the works? In the capital region, THIS is your first step

If the project will involve waste, a disposal application is job No. 1

  • Mar 28, 2022
Before starting on that DIY project, you have a few serious steps to consider, especially if you’re planning on hauling your clean renovation waste to Hartland Landfill yourself!
The District of Saanich is replacing a water main on Clovelly Terrace between Cook Street and Cobb Lane. (Photo courtesy of the District of Saanich/Twitter)

Clovelly Terrace in Saanich closed for water main upgrade

Infrastructure replacement part of Saanich’s annual upgrade program

The District of Saanich is replacing a water main on Clovelly Terrace between Cook Street and Cobb Lane. (Photo courtesy of the District of Saanich/Twitter)
Nanaimo's Atlas Engineered products announced this week the acquisition of Lantzville's Hi-Tec Industries for $5.8 million, plus $3.25 million for Hi-Tec's land and buildings. (News Bulletin photo)

Nanaimo roofing truss manufacturer acquires Lantzville-based competitor

Nanaimo-based Atlas Engineered Products buys Hi-Tec Industries in $9 million deal

Nanaimo's Atlas Engineered products announced this week the acquisition of Lantzville's Hi-Tec Industries for $5.8 million, plus $3.25 million for Hi-Tec's land and buildings. (News Bulletin photo)
Crews continue work on improvements to Highway 14 just east of Sooke on Feb. 23. The province said the project remains on budget and on schedule to be mostly complete come the fall. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Highway 14 improvements to be ‘significantly complete’ by fall: Province

The province said the project near Sooke remains on time and budget

Crews continue work on improvements to Highway 14 just east of Sooke on Feb. 23. The province said the project remains on budget and on schedule to be mostly complete come the fall. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Commuters wait at the Kennedy Hill construction zone between Tofino-Ucluelet and Port Alberni. (Westerly file photo)

End in sight soon for daytime closures on Tofino-Ucluelet highway

Mid-day closures to facilitate $53.96 million Kennedy Hill improvement project end March 11

Commuters wait at the Kennedy Hill construction zone between Tofino-Ucluelet and Port Alberni. (Westerly file photo)
Demand for construction and skilled trades workers is higher than ever, but there aren’t enough workers to meet the demand. (Pixabay photo)

Labour shortage hampers B.C. construction industry amid high demand for work

Survey from Independent Contractors and Businesses Association finds 75% of companies are short-staffed

Demand for construction and skilled trades workers is higher than ever, but there aren’t enough workers to meet the demand. (Pixabay photo)
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